FILLED: After a random draw of 13 people who purchased the Fantasy Hockey Guide by Sept. 1, and a further random draw of seven more as a backup, I received 10 agreements, 2 "no" and 8 "no replies". I have THREE spots open but for now will fill TWO of them. The first two people to start a thread in the "Prospect " section of the Forum with their favorite offensive prospect drafted in the 2nd round of the 2008 Entry Draft in the subject line, I will add. Tie goes to the person with more posts. FILLED and CLOSED
Brent Burns underwent surgery on his elbow and the recovery time is expected to be about four weeks. That wipes out his training camp, which often leads to groin or hamstring problems early on.
The Kings have signed Jarret Stoll to a four-year, $14.4 million contract extension. While he certainly hasn't earned that money I think he'll have a decent comeback season. If not, how many terrible players will point to his contract when negotiating next summer?
A pair of 18-year-old defensemen signed contracts yesterday – Zach Bogosian of the Thrashers and Alex Pietrangelo of the Blues. The latter should make the team and the former almost definitely will.
The Sens have signed Brad Isbister to a one-year, two-way contract. Good depth move, expect him to play three-quarters of the season in Binghamton.
I have an update ready for the Fantasy Guide, but have been having problems with getting it converted to Adobe. I made the mistake of trying to convert the English and French versions at the same time – I guess Adobe is not a big enough company to swing such a big job. Anyway, as soon as the problem is fixed (it's been 24 hours so far), I will have the update up so check your Downloads.
Fantasy baseball fans check out DobberBaseball !
Regarding the three-tier DobberHockey pool – I may have a couple of openings for the Entry Division – stay tuned, I may make an announcement that will allow you to join if you are the fastest to react. Maybe.